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Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is one of the top five fastest-growing career fields in the country. Lamar State College-Orange offers well-established, highly respected programs providing both vocational coursework for career preparation and advancement and academic coursework leading to baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate study.

The criminal justice programs at LSC-O have the full support and endorsement of local and regional law enforcement officials and other legal professionals. The LSC-O Criminal Justice Advisory Board includes members of the FBI, ATF, DPS, Orange County Sheriff's Department, Orange Police Department, Orange County District Attorney's office and representatives from other local and state law enforcement agencies.

For students on the vocational path, job placement rates for the program are very high, with program graduates currently working for various federal and state criminal justice agencies. For students pursuing more advanced degree work, the programs' academic credits are also transferable under articulation agreements with Lamar University, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Wesleyan University and the United States Navy per its Master-at-Arms option.

Program Director
Dr. John E. Coratti

Academic Center, Rm. 132
Phone: (409) 882-3353
Fax: (409) 882-3071
John.Coratti@lsco.ed